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10-September-2018
10-September-2018

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The Centenary Plaques Programme was put in place by the Centenary of Rugby League Committee to commemorate sites of historical significance to Rugby League - such as stadiums, suburban grounds and club formation sites. Nearly every aspect of Australia’s Rugby League landscape is covered by a Centenary Plaque – with plaques dedicated to the commemoration of Indigenous Rugby League, National Rugby League (NRL) first-grade clubs, foundation clubs, former Premiership clubs, New South Wales and Queensland Country, and those sites which were host to the foundation of the game itself in Australia.

The plaque itself bears a prominent Centenary logo, the venue name, and a short paragraph of site-specific text on why the venue has been selected as a site of historical significance to Australian Rugby League.

 

Location

Address:St Georges Terrace, Rowden Park, St George, 4487
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.037517
Long: 148.575675
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Front Inscription

1908  2008
Centenary of Rugby League

This site is recognised as being of great significance in the history of Australian Rugby League

Rowden Park

The St George RLFC was formed in 1919.  Early games on the village green featured such attractions as single men v married men, town v country and shearers v town men.  Inter-town and challenge matches were played until St George joined the Border League in 1961.  League was first played at this venue in 1936.

Saluting the past - Celelbrating the present - Inspiring the future

Source: MA
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